Kevin W.

Kevin has a Bachelor’s degree in Materials and Nanosciences from the University of Waterloo. He teaches high school chemistry, physics and math and has been a tutor since March 2020. He is currently working as a quality control technician at a coatings company. In his off time he likes to play video games, play music and fish.

Alexander S.

Alexander is an Ontario Certified Teacher. He was born in Hamilton, and moved to Oakville at a young age. He completed high-school in Oakville and later moved on to complete an Undergraduate Degree in Life Sciences with a Minor in Geography from McMaster University. Alexander has always had a passion for teaching and working with children. Ever since he was 12, he knew wanted a career working with youth. His high-school volunteer hours were all completed at the Oakville Soccer Club, where he helped coach, referee, and organize day-long tournaments. Being an athlete his whole life, he transitioned to coaching basketball at age 17, and continues to do so to this day. In April of 2022, he completed a Bachelor of Education at York University, with Science and Geography teachables. He also has extensive tutoring experience in Math. During this past summer months, Alex had the opportunity to teach English to elementary and secondary students in Italy. He supported them in reading, writing, vocabulary, and public speaking skills.

Alex believes in life-long learning, and the transferability of life skills between school and sports. He always tries to push his students and athletes to their maximum potential. Alex encourages students and athletes to challenge themselves, whenever they can – even outside the scope of basketball practice and homework – in order to prepare themselves for life.

Patrick O.

Patrick is a graduate of Trent University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Education, with additional qualifications in Special Education, and Health and Physical Education. He also has a degree from York University in Social Science, and a diploma from Humber College in Media Communications. He originally discovered his passion for teaching while working with at-risk youth in the Ski Hill Blues program.

Gabrielle R.

Gabrielle is a passionate educator who enjoys teaching students of all ages. She holds a Bachelor of Education with minors in Contemporary Arts, Sociology and Curriculum and Instruction (Joint Honours First Class with Distinction), along with a K-12 teaching certification. In addition to academic teaching, Gabrielle has taught dance for many years. She has also trained in dance and performed professionally across Canada, the United States and Europe. While dancing with a ballet company in Geneva, Switzerland, Gabrielle worked in a French-speaking environment for six months. This experience enhanced her French language skills, which she developed as a student at Brown Public School and The Bishop Strachan School. Gabrielle has recently returned to Toronto, where she grew up, from Vancouver, where she studied Education. She is thrilled to be close to family once again, and she is grateful to be a Prep Academy Tutor!

MELYNA B.

Melyna is currently in her third year of Elementary Education with a minor in Health and Physical Education. She is on the president’s honour roll and was valedictorian of her high school. She has experience working with diverse needs as an educational assistant and is currently a personal support worker. Her diverse background also includes being a camp instructor and softball coach. She has previous tutoring experience with a variety of subjects. Melyna is certified in Standard First Aid- CPR-AED Level C.

CRISTINA B.

Cristina is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She grew up in Aurora, Ontario, and moved to Waterloo to complete an Undergraduate Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University majoring in Psychology and minoring in History. Cristina discovered a passion for teaching and working with children through volunteering with different organizations so went on to complete a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. Through teaching, she has been able to foster her love of Math and Literacy. Cristina creates engaging lesson plans that strengthen existing skills and cater specifically to the individual needs of her students. She believes that by building a strong connection with her students it will assist her to better meet their needs and learning goals. She finds these mentoring and learning experiences enjoyable and extremely rewarding. Cristina grew up with a deep love of travelling and mountaineering and has completed a 180 kilometres trek across the Dolomites mountains in Italy.

Matthew L.

Matt is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in the Department of Kinesiology at l’Université de Montréal after graduating with honours from the Kinesiology program at McGill University. His research interests are in the psychological and social aspects of recovery from a sport-related concussion. Currently, he is exploring psychological readiness in athletes returning to sport following a concussion using qualitative methods.

Chidiebere O.

EN: Chidiebere (Chidi) is currently a 2nd year student in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences pursuing a double major in Molecular Biology and Sociology. She is a passionate, life-long learner who has been recognized for her academic achievements in the areas of Science, English and French. She has also been recognized for her extensive leadership involvements with the LORAN Award and the Werner/Helga Höing Award for excellence in music leadership.

Chidi’s first area of expertise is Science (K-12) where she focuses on breaking down tough topics and explaining concepts in ways that makes sense. Her second area of expertise is English (K-12) where she helps students of all levels advance their composition/literary analysis skills, and teaches techniques to make essay-writing easier and more approachable.

While Chidi’s priority is helping students achieve academic success, her overarching goal is to make meaningful connections with students and help them discover the joy in learning!

 

FR: Chidiebere (Chidi) est actuellement étudiante en 2e année à la Faculté des arts et des sciences et poursuit une double majeure en biologie moléculaire et en sociologie. C’est une passionnée qui apprend toute sa vie et qui a été reconnue pour ses réalisations académiques dans les domaines des sciences, de l’anglais et du français. Elle a également été reconnue pour ses nombreuses implications en matière de leadership avec le prix LORAN et le prix Werner / Helga Höing pour l’excellence en leadership musical.

Le premier domaine d’expertise de Chidi est la science (K-12) où elle se concentre sur la décomposition de sujets difficiles et l’explication de concepts de manière logique. Son deuxième domaine d’expertise est l’anglais (K-12) où elle aide les étudiants de tous niveaux à améliorer leurs compétences en composition/analyse littéraire et enseigne des techniques pour rendre la rédaction d’essais plus facile et plus accessible.

Alors que la priorité de Chidi est d’aider les élèves à réussir leurs études, son objectif primordial est d’établir des liens significatifs avec les élèves et de les aider à découvrir la joie d’apprendre !

Mike Z.

Mike is an aspiring teacher completing his second year of his Master of Teaching program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Mike completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, obtaining a Bachelors in Kinesiology. During his post-secondary career, he worked at a summer camp (Camp UofT) for 6 years, leading and planning activities for kids anywhere between the ages of 6-14. It was his experience at camp and his interactions with teachers growing up that ultimately made him decide to go into the field of education.
Mike believes learning should always be a fun and exciting experience. Too often in school, students can become bored of the same teaching style and material which may decrease their motivation to learn. Mike understands that everyone learns differently, so he makes sure he puts in the time and effort so that every student can learn to the best of their ability. There is nothing more fulfilling for Mike than when a student understands a concept because it will be something they carry for the rest of their lives.
Mike loves being physically active and playing sports. You can often find him playing or watching basketball, hockey, or rugby. He also enjoys listening to music and singing.

RYAN L.

 Ryan graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BSc in Biochemistry Honors with a 3.9 GPA. He has consistently been in the Dean’s Honors List throughout his education. He spent his directed studies doing research on retrotransposons in S. cerevisiae and his Co-op studies helping to facilitate teaching for students in the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences through learning technologies. He frequently enjoys helping to break down concepts for the people around him.Ryan believes in taking the time to understand the students’ difficulties before proceeding to teaching. He understands that the value in personalized tutoring only comes about once the student has an input in their learning and is actively participating to improve their skills. In Ryan’s free time, he enjoys playing chess, playing guitar, and singing.